Good afternoon, everyone! Hope you've found some shelter on this rather blustery day. Welcome to our penultimate online chat. Our guest today is Albert Ashley, who represents the Green Party in Kitchener-Conestoga. I got to meet Albert last night at an all-candidates forum about Arts and Culture. Unfortunately, I called him Ashley at one point. I apologized last night and will do so again publicly here. It's Albert Ashley! :)
Albert, are you ready to answer some questions?
Welcome great to be here.
Green Party would like it legalized to reduce the amount of funds spend on criminal activity and use the funds for prevention and fighter more damaging drugs
It is a great privelege to vote and we need to vote for what we believe in.
Great question , we have the green vision platform and Green Parties are exiting in many countries around the world.
Thanks for the question , voters are not happy with any of the exisitning parties , I would be one of the first , if not the first Green MP in Canada and attract a lot of attention to the riding for anyone interested in the green economy .
Happy retirement , Green Party will increase the GIS by 25% immmediately and continue to increase CPP and OAS benefits to support our seniors.
The Green party had 1 million votes in the last election , Elizabeth May is apparently leading by the latest poll in her riding . We have a great platform about a sustainable environment backed by a sustainable economy. We will be here for the long run.
I get that question a lot . I am unhappy with the way government has deterioratesd in the last years , and I was willing to put my money where my mouth is and become a candidate to make change happen. The Green parties platform is the only sustainable platform , I want our planet and country to be here for a long time.
Great to hear from a fellow cyclist , we can increase funding to municipallities to increase all types of alternative modes of transport. Hopefully the weather gets better so we can get the bikes out!
We really need a Green Party in the an MP seat , once we get the first one we will have great gains in the next elections . I would be happy to be that MP.
Often hear this . We have the most extensive policy covering everthing from eradicating poverty to increasing Healthcare funding . We belive a change is needed , nobody is happy and we are here to make the change.
Some great questions coming in today...and nice to see some interaction, too! Way to go, Samantha.
Our next question comes from David.
Elizabeth May spent a lot of time early in race with the ridings but she knows it is important to get elected and we as candidates respect that and are confident to campaign ourselves to help support her.
Good questions about a contensious issue . The existing policy has not reduced the use of marijuana , we want to control it and spend the money to educate people about the addiction issues . We don't feel people should have a criminal record for smoking a jiont.
Wow , did I make that list . I think all the voters in the region need to check out firstname.lastname@example.org , and send in your votes!!
ALbert Albert , reminds me of the old Canadian Tire Commercial "We want Albert" . We need to protect our planet for our children , if we don't change now people will soon not refute climate change .
This is the greatest opportunity of teh century to benefit economically from green energy and energy saving product manufacturing. Take a look in most farmer fields and you often see solar panels .
We gave away 1,000 trees in our riding to offset the 250 signs we put up. Whatever happens we have 1,000 trees planted for the future.
Brenda if you let me know where you live I will stop by and we can discuss the issues , we have 120,000 and we are trying to touch base with as many as possible . 226-808-6171 call me!
Sunfish is a real hidden Gem . Green party prioity is to protect the environment . No environment No economy. You are truly privileged to live there, enjoy.
Eradicating poverty eliminates several other social related problems , we would create a Guaranteed Living Income for all Canadians . Giving every one in poverty enough money for food and shelter.
John , we need to get MP's in Ottawa , there is a simple answer to get us funding , everyone VOTE GREEN. Present system is not fair but it is the system we need to work in currently.